EDIT: Oilers down a captain, Horcoff will play

Jason Gregor
October 06 2009 10:54AM

 

The Oilers will be without their captain and possibly one of their assistants as they look for their first win of the season, against the 0-0-1 Dallas Stars.

The Stars dominated the Predators on Saturday, but couldn’t beat Dan Ellis, so it could be a good test for Nikolai Khabibulin to see if he can rebound.

Ethan Moreau wasn’t on the ice at the morning skate this morning and neither was Shawn Horcoff. Andrew Cogliano took his spot alongside Sam Gagner and Zack Stortini. Robert Nilsson skated with Gilbert Brule and Dustin Penner. Horcoff skated yesterday, so it is strange not to see him on the ice.

Marc Pouliot skated with J.F Jacques and Ales Hemsky, and if he plays there tonight then this coaching staff really wants to give every guy a clean slate. If Pouliot, after sitting out for two weeks, actually plays all game with Hemsky, then Hemsky either needs to carry the line or he we shouldn’t expect much from him offensively.

The Oilers swept the Stars at home last year winning 5-2 and 4-1. The Stars won both games in Dallas by scores of 4-3 and 4-2.

The Oilers PK was actually good against Dallas allowing only three goals on 20 chances for 85%, while the Oilers scored three PP goals on 16 chances for 18.8 %.

Last year was the first time since 1992/1993 that the Oilers swept the Stars in Edmonton.

Both the Oilers and Stars lost their first game even though they out shot the opposition. The Stars outshot the Predators 40-26, with James Neal potting both goals for the Stars.

***Update***

Just spoke with Horcoff, and he will play. He says it isn’t a big deal, and that he has a small tweak but he is just resting it.

Robert Nilsson admitted that he has to cut down on his risky plays in the defensive and neutral zones if he wants to stay in the lineup. Look for Nilsson to simplify his game in those zones, but he feels that he should generate more offence by not giving the puck away as often as he has.

Quinn explained the reason why he inserted Nilsson on the RW, and moved Cogliano on the left side with Gagner.

“I like Nilsson’s game on the right side, he generates more from that wing, and I know that Cogliano and Gagner have played together before, and played well, so this should give them both a better chance to produce.”

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#151 416oil
October 06 2009, 05:21PM
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any link for the game tonight?

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#152 SirFozz
October 06 2009, 05:26PM
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Oilers win tonight

Dallas Stars with Marc Crawford

Are nothing but chumps

GDB Haiku by ronaldo ;-)

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#153 Smokin' Ray
October 06 2009, 05:29PM
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416oil wrote:

any link for the game tonight?

atdhe dot net *no one told you, shhhhh.*

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#154 Smokin' Ray
October 06 2009, 05:33PM
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What the? I guess not on there. That's wierd. Let me check some others.

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#155 Smokin' Ray
October 06 2009, 05:35PM
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Ugh! I feel like such a criminal.

wwwDOTfromsportDOTcom/c-3.html

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#156 Smokin' Ray
October 06 2009, 05:37PM
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or...

hockeywebcastsDOTcom

They even show KHL games.

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#157 Smokin' Ray
October 06 2009, 05:40PM
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ok... the last one is a sign up one. Oops. I don't sign up for anything. The 1st two are free to watch. Just click and watch.

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#158 brian glynn
October 06 2009, 05:40PM
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the link(s) on atdhe will probably show up closer to game time.
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#159 alec kalamaj
October 06 2009, 06:14PM
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the oilers will win this game 7 to 1. But in the process, jason gregor will realize he has an infant son name jarome, and mike comrie will be somehow related because they both slept with khabby's wife.

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#160 Petr's Jofa
October 06 2009, 06:16PM
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Request

I would love it if some of you who aren't at the Pint or at the game do a game blog... I'm stuck 4500 km and away and 3.5 hours ahead of the rest of you which means the games start at 11:30 for me. I tried Center Ice last season and although I got to watch every single game (which I did), staying up to 3 am was brutal... Man I hated the OT games.

Coming into work and reading through game blogs are a great way to pass the morning. The more details the better (ie feel free to add the score when someone scores)

Thanks, Petr

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#161 Travis Dakin
October 06 2009, 06:17PM
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so has his become the defacto GDB thread?

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#162 Travis Dakin
October 06 2009, 06:33PM
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Petr's Jofa wrote:

Request

I would love it if some of you who aren't at the Pint or at the game do a game blog... I'm stuck 4500 km and away and 3.5 hours ahead of the rest of you which means the games start at 11:30 for me. I tried Center Ice last season and although I got to watch every single game (which I did), staying up to 3 am was brutal... Man I hated the OT games.

Coming into work and reading through game blogs are a great way to pass the morning. The more details the better (ie feel free to add the score when someone scores)

Thanks, Petr

Ok man, get center ice again and invest in a PVR. Then go to work and avoid ALL possible info about the team. Live a day after the normal games. When you watch the games in PVR it is exactly like you are watching it in real time. OR, Just go to bed at a normal time and get up an hour earlier and watch the game. You can fast forward through a lot like the intermissions and such and you'll be very well off.

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#163 Smokin' Ray
October 06 2009, 06:38PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

Ok man, get center ice again and invest in a PVR. Then go to work and avoid ALL possible info about the team. Live a day after the normal games. When you watch the games in PVR it is exactly like you are watching it in real time. OR, Just go to bed at a normal time and get up an hour earlier and watch the game. You can fast forward through a lot like the intermissions and such and you'll be very well off.

Or... you can read all about it at OilersJambalayaDOTblogspotDOTcom in the Beers & Jeers right after the game.

*cheap plug*

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#164 Travis Dakin
October 06 2009, 06:42PM
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Smokin' Ray wrote:

Or... you can read all about it at OilersJambalayaDOTblogspotDOTcom in the Beers & Jeers right after the game.

*cheap plug*

Which i do.... everyday. I like what you have there mon frere.

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#165 416oil
October 06 2009, 06:44PM
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@Smokin' Ray

thanks for the investigation adthe is my go to site

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#166 Smokin' Ray
October 06 2009, 06:58PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

Which i do.... everyday. I like what you have there mon frere.

*blushes* Thanks.

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#167 RossCreekNation
October 06 2009, 07:01PM
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heard that adhte site has viruses. do not know if true.

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#168 Smokin' Ray
October 06 2009, 07:03PM
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RossCreekNation wrote:

heard that adhte site has viruses. do not know if true.

I don't know. I've been using that site for 2 years and never had a problem. And I have very little protection. *snickers* Protection.

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#169 Travis Dakin
October 06 2009, 07:06PM
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Smokin' Ray wrote:

I don't know. I've been using that site for 2 years and never had a problem. And I have very little protection. *snickers* Protection.

Get a MAC!!!! what's a virus?

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#170 Travis Dakin
October 06 2009, 07:07PM
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Smokin' Ray wrote:

I don't know. I've been using that site for 2 years and never had a problem. And I have very little protection. *snickers* Protection.

I snickered at Protection once too. About 5 1/2 years ago actually....

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#171 RossCreekNation
October 06 2009, 07:07PM
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Is there a reason people write DOT in the websites instead if '.'. I'm unaware and wanna know if i'm supposed to do the same when doing so

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#172 stan_the_caddie
October 06 2009, 07:10PM
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Does anyone know if Oilers PPV is broadcasting in HD this year? If they are, I'd like to use that as leverage for some freebies from Rogers! If not, I hope whoever is in charge of Oilers PPV will say hello to Ted in hell.

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#173 RossCreekNation
October 06 2009, 07:16PM
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@Travis Dakin

Do you by chance have a child around 5 years old? ;-)

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#174 BarryS
October 06 2009, 07:17PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

Get a MAC!!!! what's a virus?

Only no virus's because not enough of them being used to make the work making one worthwhile. When Job's departs, Apple dries up and blows away.

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#175 Travis Dakin
October 06 2009, 07:20PM
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Only no virus's because not enough of them being used to make the work making one worthwhile. When Job's departs, Apple dries up and blows away.

Join the revolution.

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#176 Smokin' Ray
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@RossCreekNation

I always do it so it doesn't get hung up in the process. It's not a link, but it will be there.

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#177 blu
October 06 2009, 07:20PM
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RossCreekNation wrote:

Is there a reason people write DOT in the websites instead if '.'. I'm unaware and wanna know if i'm supposed to do the same when doing so

Ross, that is done by web savvy folk specifically to be UNweb savvy. Addresses listed in that way are less likely to be picked up by crawlers and bots. It's very effective, cheap security.

In this case, we want sites like adhte to continue to provide games for us, but are aware it could be shut down if found by certain folks.

And to the rest of you, protection from viruses is simple, and can be bought for much less than the cost of a mac. Free software and a $50 router will serve you better than you might think.

I'ma try and listen to the game on ched while I help my parents pack their shit.

G'OIL! etc.

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#178 Travis Dakin
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RossCreekNation wrote:

Do you by chance have a child around 5 years old? ;-)

Uh... yes I do.

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#179 Travis Dakin
October 06 2009, 07:23PM
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RossCreekNation wrote:

Is there a reason people write DOT in the websites instead if '.'. I'm unaware and wanna know if i'm supposed to do the same when doing so

If you write your email address out properly... actually, just try it. haha you'll have all sorts of awesome new emails from some really cool companies within hours.

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#180 Travis Dakin
October 06 2009, 07:24PM
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Is anybody else having a problem with the feed?

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#181 brian glynn
October 06 2009, 07:24PM
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they write DOT because people program bots to search pages for email addresses that can then be spammed. the dot fools some bots.

richars took warmup skate, no modano or lehtinen

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#182 RossCreekNation
October 06 2009, 07:29PM
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@Travis Dakin

Well a belated congratulations pal.

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#183 Travis Dakin
October 06 2009, 07:32PM
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RossCreekNation wrote:

Well a belated congratulations pal.

haha thanks.

Ok crap where is the sound?????? time to turn on ROD!!!!!

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#184 Shifty203
October 06 2009, 07:32PM
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Anyone got sound on the ppv yet? I'm watching through shaw.

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#185 Heatly
October 06 2009, 07:34PM
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All I see on the feed is the Minnesota and Anahiem game.

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#186 Rusty Shackleford
October 06 2009, 07:42PM
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YAAAAAHHHH MIKEY!!!

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#187 JimmyOiler
October 06 2009, 07:45PM
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Sweet! Comrie goal AND sound back on HD PPV!!!!

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#188 Heatly
October 06 2009, 07:48PM
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Treatin the guy like a rag doll! SOURAY!

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#189 Travis Dakin
October 06 2009, 07:50PM
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HOLY CRAP he had no idea what he was getting into. jesus. BIG SEXYYYY

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#190 RossCreekNation
October 06 2009, 07:57PM
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Who'd Souray tilt?

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#191 BarryS
October 06 2009, 08:00PM
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Our players are supposed to help our goalie, not score on him.

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#192 Heatly
October 06 2009, 08:00PM
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A scrap involving dominant Sheldon Souray and Krystofer Barch got fans on their feet shortly after the game-tying goal, and the one-sided battle netted fighting majors for both players.

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#193 RossCreekNation
October 06 2009, 08:09PM
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My feed keeps buffering every 5 seconds. Whats my issue?

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#194 Harlie
October 06 2009, 08:13PM
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I was late puttin the kids down and my bell turbostick sucks and won't even stream the net feeds. Someone wake me up when the Souray tilt is on y-tube.

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#195 BarryS
October 06 2009, 08:14PM
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not sure, my does as well. tried Justin.tv and it was locked right up.

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#196 jeanshorts
October 06 2009, 08:20PM
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Pssssssss.

If you guys head over to www DOT jeanshortsandbaggedmilk DOT com they have a link to the game there.

You didn't hear it from me.

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#197 Heatly
October 06 2009, 08:21PM
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I'm using http://www.fromsport.com/video-89671.html

Not great but good enough.

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#198 Poo Czar
October 06 2009, 08:22PM
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Pssssssss.

If you guys head over to www DOT jeanshortsandbaggedmilk DOT com they have a link to the game there.

You didn't hear it from me.

Dude, did you not read the comment warning? Would your mother approve of you referring these nice people to that filth? I thought not.

I thought not...

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#199 Harlie
October 06 2009, 08:28PM
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goin old school here...got the Rod & Bod feed on my puter...got the boxscore on...and of course the Nation. Plus the kids are FINALLY asleep. Life is good!

**leans back in chair and waits for a tree to get blown into the house**

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#200 Poo Czar
October 06 2009, 08:41PM
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Well, looks like the Powerplay still sucks. Man shorthanded goals are like a

OH GAGNER!!!!

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